Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card on arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


Sydney Central Backpackers

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  • Great Location
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Property Description

Sydney Central Backpackers sits in the heart of the most beautiful city in the world, just minutes from our doorstep are the famous Opera House and Harbour Bridge. Wake up to our free breakfast every morning and experience what Sydney has to offer!

Spend your morning strolling through the botanical gardens located just next door then head over to Bondi Beach. Come home and enjoy a traditional Aussie Barbie on our beautiful rooftop garden with the spectacular Sydney city skyline and the Opera House as the backdrop. Then, after dark, enjoy music and dance at one of the many bars or pubs in Sydney's most colorful district 'The Cross'.

Please ensure that you make a request if you wish to stay in the same room when booking on short notice.

Car Parking available
Offsite parking available , reservations required- $25 every 24hrs

General Rules
18-35 years of age only, ONLY International photo ID required at check-in for all guests.

If you are making a reservation for more than one person in a dormitory room we cannot guarantee that you will be allocated beds in the same room.
Please ensure that you make a request when booking on short notice.
Check-ins are any time after 2pm and Checkout time is before 10am. If you need to check-out earlier than 8:30am, please come to reception the day before by 9pm.
A $30 key deposit is required and will be returned to you upon check-out before 10am.
Reception hours are from 8:30am to 12:00am - hours may differ during the day.

Cancellation Policy
24-hour notice is required for all cancellations prior to check in. Bookings should be cancelled by 2pm the day before scheduled arrival. 
Any cancellations made within 24 hours of arrival date will be charged the first night . 
All No Shows will incur a 1 night (first night) charge per our cancellation policy . 
All transactions will incur a 2% surcharge
Credit cards will incur a 2% fee.
There is a strict no refund policy, so should you decide to cancel and have paid for your accommodation, we cannot issue a refund.

For the New Year period we require a 5-night minimum stay between 28th December and the 2nd of January.
We will charge 100% of your booking plus 2% credit card commission fees on the 1st of December via credit card supplied at the time of booking.
**If you wish to stay a reduced number of nights in this period, you will still have to pay for five nights.
***New Year’s Eve payments taken after 1 December are non-refundable unless cancellations are made by 15 December View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 4.4

  • Security 4.0

  • Location 7.2

  • Staff 5.6

  • Atmosphere 3.6

  • Cleanliness 3.2

  • Facilities 3.2

Latest Reviews

  • 5.4


    29 Feb 2020
    Staff were lovely and free breakfast was a bonus (even if it lacked vegan options) but the hostel itself is quite run down and dated, door was never locked and there weren’t any lockers so just had to put our trust in the other hostel goers. For what they charge I’m sure they could put some money together and make it a bit nicer... staff were lovely nonetheless. However we’re glad our stay was only 1 night.
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 4.9


    17 Nov 2019
    The bathrooms in this hostel were absolutely disgusting. The showers had hair all over the walls/floor. I almost puked trying to use the toilet it was so gross. There were bugs EVERYWHERE. The employees don’t clean the upper bathrooms, only the first floor. I felt filthy staying at that place. I paid online for 2 nights, went to re-book for another couple of nights and the staff charged me $8.00 more than what I paid the first time. I’ll never be staying there again. Horrible for the price.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 3.7


    26 Mar 2022
    I stayed at this hostel a month ago , and the pictures they show you on internet are completelly different from the real. The first hostel I arrived to Australia was this one and it was very disappointed. The mattress is not even a matress, showers broken, toilets dirty all day , you can hear the water pipes in your bedroom, horrible smell in all the hostel in general , crocrouches everywhere, not very inspiring to do a simple dinner. Never again staying there.
    Argentina, Female, 18-24
  • 3.7


    10 Feb 2022
    Expensive and always excessive dirty the bathroom and the kitchen.
    Argentina, Couple, 31-40
  • 3.7


    26 Jan 2020
    dirty wash room no fan in room n. no apologies for not having fan though good breakfast crowded but ok no milk for tea n cofee only 7.30 to 9.30 dishes n sink in kitchen dirty I saw staff who was rude by look n by talk didt even clean wash room just flushed n didt pick hair n shit from camode loose n dirty bed underneath staff having their girls In premises f****** at the back poor experience need lot to improve
    Pakistan, Male, 25-30
  • 2.9


    17 Mar 2022
    Bad experience! I’ve just had arrived to Australia to this hostel.. in the room I saw a huge spider so scary!! I don’t recommend at all this place. Also was very disgusting. I ran away to different place. No refund .. In Sydney are much better hostels. Good luck with your searching
    Peru, Female, 31-40
  • 2.9


    14 Dec 2021
    This place made me pay a $30 key deposit that was refundable upon returning the key. DO NOT FALL FOR THEIR TRICKS. They made me leave without the deposit saying the manager will call back for the refund and direct deposit it after I had checked out. They never reached out and when I called, they said that they had refunded cash on the day. I told them no, and the manager said he would investigate it and ring me back. To NOT MY SURPRISE, he did not call me back. Untidy. Better places to book
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 2.6


    13 Mar 2020
    Not Clean at all. Lots of bugs everywhere, in the kitchen and in bedrooms. Bathrooms too small.
    Argentina, Male, 25-30
  • 2.3


    29 Dec 2019
    One of my worst days I spent there it was very bad the rooms and they don’t put paper toilet
    Saudi Arabia, Male, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Flexible NRR
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Jobs Board
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • Airport Transfers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • DVD's